Going Home with Damon Harrison

In SNY’s feature profile of Damon Harrison, Jeane Coakley travels to New Iberia, La. to learn about Harrison’s background and his long road to football and the NFL…

NCAA Football: Alabama at Texas A&M

BGA: Scouting Jarvis Harrison

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail so, this year, we’re going to provide in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as any undrafted free agent signings.

So far, we have looked at defensive lineman Leonard Williams, wide receiver Devin Smith, outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin and quarterback Bryce Petty, but today we’re moving on to take a look at the Jets’ fifth pick, offensive lineman Jarvis Harrison.

Harrison, who is listed at 6’4″ and 330 pounds, is 23 years old and was a three year starter at Texas A&M. Harrison started a total of 38 games at four different positions over the course of his four-year collegiate career. The Aggies had a 35-17 record while Harrison was playing for them and won all four of their bowl games.

After the jump, I’ll be sharing my observations from viewing footage of Harrison in action over the last few seasons in order to assess some of his strengths and weaknesses…

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Packers area scout leaves for Jets

Packers longtime area scout Lee Gissendaner is on his way the New York Jets (ESPN, May 21).

Gissendaner had been with the Packers since 1998 – an area scout since 2001 – but is headed to the Jets with the offer of a promotion to national scout.

ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reported that he is the only member of Green Bay’s personnel department to be leaving this spring. No word yet on a possible replacement.


TJB Friday Chat – 2pm ET

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Richardson responds to critics on twitter

Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson responded to fan criticism of missing OTA workouts on twitter this morning.

The Jets began non-contact OTA practices earlier this week. Members of the media were granted access to practice on Wednesday and Richardson was a notable name absent.

It’s important to remember that all offseason workouts are voluntary, except for a mandatory minicamp in June.

Fellow defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has yet to participate in any off season workouts (May 19).